Guide and information of Japan travel, with the best traditional Japanese sweets, wagashi and green tea desserts in Tokyo.
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No guide book mentions about these sweet shops, but locals are appreciating the heavenly made sweets! This page is to introduce some special tenders not only for your own satisfaction but also to bring back for your friends/families. What is a life without sweets! They all go along very well with green tea, actually with genmaicha.
Asakusa Kozakura Karintoh Karinto Kozakura

Address : Asakusa 4-14-10, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Telephone : 03-5603-5390
Open : 10:00 - 17:30 (Closed : Sunday)
Nearby Station : Asakusa Station
Karintoh is the name of the snack which is made of wheat, egg and a bit of sugar. Deep fried then powdered by sugar cane snow. One of the best presents/souvenirs of Asakusa for all ages. Box and ribbon are kawaii as well. Kozakura in Japanese means small cherry blossom. Love cute things?
Ueno Usagiya Dorayaki Ueno Usagiya

Address : Ueno 1-10-10, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Telephone : 03-3831-6195
Open : 09:00 - 18:00 (Closed : Wednesday)
Nearby Station : Ueno Station
There are literally thousands of Dorayaki sweet shops in downtown Tokyo, but many of Dorayaki cravers would come to Ueno only to get this one. Bring into nearby Ueno park to eat one, you may bring the rest back home to eat to feel the happiness. Usagi (rabbit) Manju (sweet) melts so well, too. Expires in 2 days including the day you purchase (which is the same day they make the sweets).
Kuya Monaka Kuuya

Address : Ginza 6-7-19, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Telephone : 03-3571-3304
Open : 10:00 - 16:00 (Closed : Sunday, National Holidays)
Nearby Station : Ginza Station
Originally opened in Meiji 17th (1884), famous Japanese author Natsume Souseki often came to this shop for this Monaka, he sometimes mention how good it is in his several stories, most well-known is Wagahai ha neko de aru. Without reservation, you won't be able to get it. Not only the roasted soft crispy husks but sweet bean anko is masterpiece. Not first class Japanese sweet, but suites (sweet) class Japanese okashi (^^)
Ichigenya Kintsuba Ichigen-ya

Address : Kohjimachi 1-6-6, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Telephone : 03-3261-9127
Open : 08:00 - 17:00 (Closed : Sunday, National Holidays)
Nearby Station : Hanzomon Station
Still alive this modern days, the traditional way to make this Kintsuba, sweet bean anko is different from the one of Kuya, no one can judge which one is better. Sweet and salt, the combination is somewhat your own life? Special mouth-watering of Tokugawa Edo, Tokyo.
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